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at st. john's episcopal church. here is more about the church, known as the church of the president. >> located across lafayette square from the white house is st. john's episcopal church, known as the church of the president's. built in 1816 and designed by the u.s. capitol architect. every president since james madison has attended at least one service there. we got a tour of the national historic landmark. >> this is the original church pews that have been here since 1843. at that time, they had to read number the pews because they had more of them. what was the president's pugh, no. 28, became no. 54, which we know as the president's pew. this is the pew the president sets in when he attends services at st. john's. on most regular church occasions. it is marked with a brass plaque to let everyone know this is the president's pew. anyone can sit in the pew. is only reserved for the president when he chooses to attend a service. not always does the president said in this particular pew. when you have a special occasion when protocol dictates a special service of some kind or funer
and ravens win they go to the super bowl. coached by brothers, jim and john harbaugh, just 15 months apart. abc's john schriffen is on the story. >> pretty fierce. they don't face off today but could be at the super bowl. all right, so harbaugh's parents are faced with a really tough decision today. do they go to atlanta to watch their son jim coach the 49ers or do they go to new england to watch their other son john coach the ravens? well, not wanting to pick sides mom and dad will reportedly watch at home with no distractions rooting for both to make it to the big game. brothers jim and john harbaugh, separated by just 15 months, on the verge of facing off on the biggest stage in sports. this is one problem for the two nfl head coaches. jim's san francisco's 49ers and john's baltimore ravens both have to win on the road to get to the super bowl in new orleans. >> who's got it better than us. >> all: nobody! >> reporter: considered two of the best at what they do, not everyone is a fan of their in-your-face style. father jack harbaugh coached at some of the biggest college football progra
of john so sunu. not the chief of staff but i think it's fair to say i'm the only person turned to a career of poetry by john. george h. w. bush presidency was sort of a gray time for those of us in the small joke trade. very bland group of people. i always refer to them as at nice protestant gentleman in constitutes. -- suits. they all sort of looked like. the only person that stood out was john who wasn't in shape like the rest of them. [laughter] also, he had that characteristic that draws the attention of people like me. and that is he was very interested in proving that he was the smartest comby in the room. -- go in the room. that samed to be -- seemed to be his main aim in life. and ed roll lynns, the political campaign manager once said that john is an argument against telling your child that he has a high iq. [laughter] and he that beautiful name sunu. i love that name. we use to murmur that name on the new york subway. and eventually i wrote a poem called "if you knew what sunu." [laughter] i sent the poem to the editor of the "nation" i had done a column. until i swit
. although the u.s. senate acted last month on sandy relief, it has taken john boehner's republican-controlled house 78 days since the storm to pass this bill responding to the storm. in the end, on the republican side, it ended up being a grudging vote for sandy relief. republicans voted against sandy relief by a 3-1 margin. the bill was only able to pass because a minority of republicans joined with democrats to get it done in the house. even though the senate already passed its version of hurricane sandy relief last year, last month, the senate bill has to be redone because it took the house so long to get their side of it done. the senate is expected to get their side done again shortly. and then the president says he will sign the measure into law. >>> and tonight, in further breaking news, as slow as house republicans were to act in response to hurricane sandy, tonight's other major news is about how fast new york state was able to move to respond to a different kind of disaster. tonight one month and one day after the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown,
this coming term if we move towards any tax reform measures. senator john tester since 2007, just looking at all of the members of the delegation that are here and there we are seeing more of the some 200 animals that we've been hearing so much about. >> you can mark four off the list. >> exactly. >> senator tester is glad to be in this parade. he got re-elected. >> after a tough battle, that's for sure. >> this is the wind river dancers, the wind river reservation all the way from wyoming. they are here to honor all of us with their performance. $6,000 short of their scaled-down fundraising. they are marching anyway and doing an excellent, excellent job. right now i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer here in washington, d.c. we're right across from the president of the united states on the reviewing stand. there it is, the reviewing stand on the north lawn of the white house. kate bolduan is here, jim acosta is here and we're in "the situation room," a special edition of the situation room watching the wind river dancers from the wind
of john brennan it to be defense secretary appeared next is a call to is watching us. caller: i just wanted to call and get my comments on today's ceremony. it is very moving. i did not vote for mr. obama. i hope he surrounds himself with people that we give him counsel. he was hoping we would come together, works for the next four years. the most moving part was beyonce's singing of the national anthem. i hope we can go forward as one nation. >> she writes the benediction is lovely but what about separation of church and state? next is a call from santiago. i thought president obama's speech was really good. agree with james taylor and beyonce. their performances were great. he did not talk about bipartisanship and he should have. host: the speech was clocked in at just over 18 minutes. next is a call from gary. caller: thank you for letting me call. i was very impressed with its. it is a good day for us all to come together. it is a very special shout out you were finishing the national anthem. they started ripping the president's, his agenda, his speech. this is fairly biased news
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first in this? john harwood joins us from washington with the details. good evening. >> good evening. the president used the last news conference of first term to draw an ever-brighter line with congressional republicans on the debt ceiling. they say they want dollar for dollar spending cuts to be matched with an increase in the debt ceiling. the president said i'll negotiate with you, but not over the debt ceiling. he simply is not going to allieu republicans to take the full faith and credit of the united states and the health of the u.s. economy as hostages. >> they will not collect our ransom in exchange for crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> now, house speaker john boehner responded quickly saying house republicans will do the right thing. they will be responsible, they will meet america's obligations and make sure the government does not shut down. he tried to
for more. john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> wow. that's an amazing perspective. there's 800,000 volunteer firefighters. the whole reason he did this is to show what they have to do day in and day out, because they're fighting cuts in their particular county. in highland park. and they wanted to show the leaders there and officials this is what we go through on a day-to-day basis. >> unbelievable. you have to be in great shape. >> kudos. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my d
for her possible replacement. a hearing for senator john kerry has been scheduled for next thursday. he will appear before a senate foreign relations committee. law americas say they won't consider his nomination until clinton testifies. >>> linebacker inspired football fans by leading him to the championship game after losing his girlfriend and grandmother. the girlfriend doesn't exist. the sports web site broke that story and now reports it appears someone connected to teo created the on-line persona. the report says he might have been in on it to generate publici publicity. teo is the victim of cruel and humiliating cranks. >>> the cover letter story we told you about later. the brutal honesty landed him the job. matthew ross is in talks with dust and felts that's a company on the west coast about a possible summer internship. the san diego state university finance student's letter went viral because he touted his lack of experience. to add to the good news the banker who he sent his letter to said he won't have to shine any shoes. >>> president obama's sweeping plans to curb gun vio
, the 47th annual nfl title game, will pit the two harbaugh brothers, jim and john, against each other. after john's baltimore ravens crushed the new england patriots late sunday. >> absolute second-half dominance by baltimore. >> reporter: just hours after jim's san francisco 49ers beat the atlanta falcons. >> the 49ers are going to the super bowl. >> reporter: brothers have never been head coaches of posing teams in the big game. >> i'd like to think when you look at those two teams, you're looking at mirror images of two football teams. i'd like to think that. it's going to be a great football game. he's a great football coach. >> reporter: it's no surprise, both men were born to be here. their father, jack harbaugh coached high school and college for more than 40 years. >> the thing about our family, we're always passionate about what we do. >> reporter: older brother, john, started his nfl coaching career with the ravens in 2008. while jim played quarterback at the university of michigan and starred in the nfl for 15 years, before becoming head coach of the 49ers last season. >> i
, if john boehner and mitch mcconnell think that they can come up with a plan that somehow meets their criteria that they've set for why they will -- when they will raise the debt ceiling, they're free to go ahead and try. but the proposals that they've put forward in order to accomplish that -- only by cutting spending -- means cuts to things like medicare and education that the american people profoundly reject. now, if they think that they can get that through congress, then they're free to try. but i think that a better way of doing this is go ahead and say, we're going to pay our bills. the question now is how do we actually get our deficit in a manageable, sustainable way? and that's a conversation i'm happy to have. all right. matt spetalnick. >> thank you, sir. you've spoken extensively about the debt ceiling debate, but some republicans have further said that they're willing to allow a government shutdown to take place rather than put off deep spending cuts. are you prepared to allow the government to grind to a halt if you disagree with the spending cut proposals they p
. supreme court justice sotomayor sworing him in and john robert also swear in president obama, a small private ceremony at the white house in advance of tomorrow's public event. about 800,000 expected right there at the national mall tomorrow far fewer than turned out four years ago for the first inaugural for president obama and everything about set where the president will deliver his inaugural address. our powerhouse roundtable standing by on what to expect but first happy to welcome david plouffe to "this week." >> thanks for having me. >> lay out the vision the president expects to deliver to the nation tomorrow. >> i think he is going to talk about how our founding principles and values can still guide us in today's modern and changing world. we do look at this in the state of the union as a package so in the inaugural he'll allow his vision for a second term, the detailed blueprint and ideas will be in the state of the union so i think you have to view these as a package and say that our political system does not require us to resolve all of our differences or settle all of our
'll have it live for you here on c-span2. yesterday and today johns hopkins university in baltimore has been hosting a summit on reducing gun violence. speakers have included new york city mayor michael bloomberg and maryland governor martin o'malley. this afternoon at 4 eastern they will hold a news conference to release their recommendations for stemming gun violence. we'll have live coverage here on c-span2. again, that will be at 4 p.m. eastern. >>> and right around this time to have year every year governors address their state legislatures on the state of their states. laying out the priorities for the new year. tonight at 7:30 we'll take you live to the kansas statehouse for an address by the state's governor, sam brownback. that'll get underway at 7:30 eastern. >> he had been talking about this dream that he had had. he had talked about it for years, you know? the american dream. and that had become his dream. and he had been in detroit just a few months before, and he had talked about, you know, i have a dream that america will someday realize these principles in the deck decla
three days before john f. kennedy was sworn in. here is a portion from his farewell address. >> crisis there will continue to be. in meeting them whether foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a temptation to feel could become to all our difficulties. development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture. a dramatic expansion in research. these and many other possibilities, each possibly promising may be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel. but each proposal must be weighed in the light of a broader consideration, the need to maintain balance in and among national programs. balance between the private and the public economy, balance between the cost and hoped for advantages, balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably desireable, balance between our essential requirements as a nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual, balance between actions of the moment and the national welfare of the future. good judgment seeks balance in progress, lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration. >> words of preside
a summary what you have so far. >> yes, thank you, john. i would like to thank the organizers for being here. first visited fukushima in july of 2011 shortly after the disaster. and we spent about six weeks there since that time monitoring the movement of the contaminants and looking at the effect on the biological community. everything we have learned is new. it there's never been an event quite like this. there was twenty six years and we worked on that but the fukushima event and luckily was smaller, at least on the terrestrial side. we're thankful that are if that. the sorts things we've been looking at how are the insects, birds, microbes effected. are there measurable containment. and, you know, the first sets of results for preliminary published. we had a couple of paper published related to biodiversity as well as the major insect groups. the most striking thing to come from it is the level of variation among different groups. birds and butterflies, for instance, showed very strong and rapid responses to the contaminant, which we have seen. but many of the other insect groups, for in
in williamsburg, virginia, and they're lacking to some interesting sources of inspiration. so, john avalon, pizza? >> pizza. so, erin, the republican party is having a come to jesus meating in virginia and they've really confronting the fact they've got a real branding problem after the last election. so they're calling in a bunch of speakers to pump them up, give them some advice, including the ceo domino's pizza, patrick doyle. the logic is that domino's went through a pretty major branding problem of its own, rand some ads, let's remind some folks what those looked like. >> there comes a time when you know you've got to make a change. >> domino's pizza crust to me is like cardboard. >> you can either use negive comments to get you down or you can use them to excite you and energize your process of making a better pizza. we did the latter. >> who are we?! >> we are pizza. >> this is what john boehner is watching? >> a sneak peek of what john boehner and eric cantor and the republicans are getting. the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have a problem. >> and it is really bad. the
of a news conference at johns hopkins university. that is live now on c-span2 that has been underway for about an hour. we will try to go to carl in vegas, nevada. the house is about to come in. make it quick. caller: i want to talk about gun control. they do not need a gun that they can shoot and kill someone from 5 miles away. it does not help them. they do not need to go out and hunt with a game -- a gun like that. they keep it for one reason only -- so they can protect themselves against the government. that's what it's all about. host: "the new york times" editorial today weighing in saying the white house has a rare chance to propose and pushed through an agenda for public safety. the assault weapon ban should be renewed and tightened with a special emphasis on those that hold more than 10 rounds. offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. god of the universe, we give us thanks for giving us another day. the people's house gathers today and celebrates in its gathering the wonder of our constitutional form of government. our nation has once ag
will hear from a constitutional law professor adam winkler. from the johns hopkins school of public health in baltimore. this is about 20 minutes. >> he is certainly one of the great emerging voices, insightful and influential of the nature of the meaning of the second amendment in the wake of the supreme court's decision, so thank you for joining me in this effort. i want to thank the organizers, everyone from the president down to staff that has organized a terrific and hopefully impact full conference. i am not going to talk with any power. as a law professor i do not like the focus on anyone but me. i am here to talk about the amendment to the constitution and what it says about major reform proposals being considered in the wake of the new town massacre. as you probably know, the second amendment provides a well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to bear arms shall not be infringed. it is almost as if james madison just discovered this wonderful new thing, the comma, and wanted to put it in there as many times as possible, and is
. but the pictures are raising a lot of questions. john muller has the story. >> reporter: he's billed as australia's youngest wildlife ranger. 3-year-old charlie parker, all jazzed up about reptiles, big ones. learning the family business at their wildlife park down under. and these photos, have just turned him into an international and controversial sensation. >> it's a boa constrictor. >> reporter: his best friend since he was 2, pablo, an 8-foot-long boa constrictor that weighs more than he does. it could kill him in an instant. this toddler is fearless. even practicing with young alligators. watch as he takes a dip with a gator. shocking images to some. but charlie's dad couldn't be prouder. >> he could be an ambassador for conservation and animal welfare. i think it's good for everybody. >> reporter: is he too young for this risky contact with wild animals? >> children and wild animals is not a good mix. >> reporter: last year, the head of a gorilla conservation group shocked the public when he released these videos of his then-18-month-old daughter, playing and petting a 300-pound gorilla. a
ark peerance on "game day" in 20 minutes. john harbaugh has not reacted to playing his brother. because he was on the plane when it was discovered who they were going to play. the tpraoeupers have not won 3 in a -- the 49ers have not won 3 in a row all year. tpogd came from 3 points down. aoá nobody came from 3 points down -- nobody came from 3 points down. he had 90 yards, two touchdowns and the defense shutout the falcons in the 2nd half and the 49ers win 28-24. headed to the super bowl. here is vern glen in atlanta. >> reporter: good evening, from the georgia dome in atlanta. the game may have been over hours ago but the tingles of that 49 irwin over the falcons to advance to the super bowl is going to last at least until february 3rd when they are actually there. >> a big top for the 49ers defensively. >> you know, we never blink. we give up a touchdown, you know, we blow cover rem, tackles, never blink. we know who we are. >> getting davis, the touchdown. >> you know, the coach got criticism when he switched to you. do you feel like
mark zandy, former economic adviser to john mccain. this is generally agreed to by most economists, for every dollar invested in infrastructure, you get $1.57 back into the american economy. so you're not just putting a dollar in, you are getting the american economy going, but putting people to work. buy food, pay taxes, support their families, and build for tomorrow's disaster. putting in place the infrastructure that is hardened, that is protected, eliminating the potential in this specific case of flooding of the subway systems in new york city. i know that you talked about doing this in your area for the storm. you may want to pick that back and i want to come back and talk by my own district in california. . mr. tonko: people have said that there is a need for government, they want effective government, efficient government. well, i think when we look at some of the data that are collected, representative garamendi, it is important for us to acknowledge that as we rebuild in our areas that have been damaged by mother nature, you don't just replace, you need to improve upon th
things like john, when i open my locker this morning, three lockers down, 47, there is a handler that guns sticking out. john, don't say anything, but there's a drug deal didn't go down in the back of the gym today. john, there's going to be a rumble. here's that were going to do. we think, we believe school resource officers can play an important role, but you should have significantly more flexibility in how to use them. that's why proposing a new school safety program that funds officers, but also tastier communities the flexibility to apply for other support. so the school resource officer is going to cost two x thousands of dollars a year with the money the federal government is pretty not. you can say we'd rather have a school psychologist for my school resource officer who was unarmed. but what we don't want, the president and i., we don't want to rent a cops in schools armed. we don't want people in schools who are trained at police officers. we are not even insisting schools use police officers if they conclude they need a school psychiatrist versus a school resource off
yesterday, house speaker john boehner responded with this statement -- " what are your thoughts on this? if the debt ceiling negotiable. some quick comments -- remember, you can post your comments on twitter. the first phone call is from maryland, a democratic caller, jill. caller: i don't believe the debt ceiling is negotiable. it is kind of ridiculous that the money is already owed, so why are we not going to pay what is owed to other people? if people have made investments, the bills have to be paid. i find it ridiculous that people in congress don't want to pay what is already owed. it does not make sense. host: here is the wall street journal this morning. caller: well, if you're asking me if that's true, i think there definitely needs to be somewhat of a compromise as far as spending cuts, but that is not an easy issue, because spending cuts mean job losses. it's not an easy thing to say a president will say we will stop paying the bills too. so there has to be compromised rehab the debt ceiling and some degree of trimming the fat, but i don't know how that is going to happen with
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beloved by everyone on capitol hill. john mccain said he would endorse him. that will go through without controversy. both of these men will be confirmed easily. people think the secretary of defense choice is a signal that we will not be as aggressive as somewhat like in defending israel. host: minimum wage. do you expect those issues to gcome up>? guest: the campaign was focused on jobs. the relative lack of direct engagement with how you create jobs during the inaugural address. this was not a set of policy proposals. there will be more about this in the state of the union. it was striking that the focus of the campaign was not terribly reflected in the address he gave yesterday. as far as labor issues, a lot of this is going on in the states. there is a national political aspect to this. i do not know what plans they have for some of these issues. it was interesting yesterday that obama singled out issues like ensuring that women get equal pay as a key part of the principles he was trying to establish. host: republicans in the house and the senate, what are they saying on this? guest
hearing will begin for her possible replacement, senator john kerry. brian? >>brian: one of the most patriotic organizations in our nation making it their business to find jobs for our veterans every day who are wounded in battle. now they are calling on the government to do the same thing. lieutenant general, what is the government not doing that you are? >> i think right now one of the major problems is that the government and the public sector and private sectors are not reintegrating our disabled veterans back into local communities. they have a large role to play, both the veterans affairs, as well as the department of labor. i was in d.c. here the last couple of days. we've been working with them to help fill that gap. >>brian: in what way? it's hard enough getting jobs right now in this economy. veterans' unemployment is a little bit higher than the national rate. then you have people who are dealing with some type of wound as they try to get back into the workforce. do we have to curry the jobs towards their skills? >> no, i don't think so. i think these disabled veterans bri
an inaugural address. >> we want to welcome john mcconnell. thanks for being with us. this is from the washington examiner, the obama highlights the challenges. this is from the "chicago tribune" no time to waste in a second term and more aggressive obama may seek quick wins on the big issues. those issues will be framed tomorrow. what will we hear? guest: i'm excited to hear it as i know you are. that headline "no time to waste" makes me think of president clinton's inaugural address. saying it would be wrong to waste the gift of time. the second inaugural is about continuity. the president has been in office, his time is half finished and he is more conscious than ever before of the passing of time. therefore, is going to be infatic about his great ambitions and goals for the country. but by the same token, i don't think it will be policy specific speech only because inaugural addresses can't cover that kind of ground. people don't expect it to. it is at a higher level, an aspirational level, a bit of description as what we've gone through as a country in the last four years. pre
't know, john, head coach of the baltimore ravens. >> going to be a good one. in the nfc, the 49ers overcame a 17-0 deficit against the dirty birds of atlanta. they finally locked it up for good in the fourth quarter when quarterback colin kaepernick found frank gore who rushed into the end zone. quite a game. >> in the afc, baltimore ravens quarterback joe flacco threw three touchdowns in the second half. the final blow was when the ravens' carey williams picked off tom brady in the end zone. it was the patriopatriot's firs playoff loss at home. >> and the super bowl in new orleans. you have the brother versus brother dynamic. and then ray lewis, his final season. got to the super bowl. willis is happy. >> that's a good story. i lived in baltimore for a couple of years. >> you worked for the ravens? >> my very good friend is the mayor. >> you've got a political hookup. you better get down there. >> you're going to see sunny in the good seats. in atlanta, a falcons fan is in the hospital this morning apparently was stabbed after the game outside the stadium by a 49ers' fan. the good
said. and i don't know where she got that from. >> reporter: john champion is the local district attorney. >> never presented us with any kind of reason to believe that it was race-related. i don't have a single piece of evidence in front of me to indicate that it was race-related, including the testimony of the two young men that were in the car. >> reporter: you have three white teenagers running down a black guy on the side of the road. from anybody on the outside looking in, that looks like not only a hate crime, but a repeat crime from what we had in jackson. >> well, i certainly disagree with you on its face that it does. and certainly one of the things that we investigated when we began the initial part of it is was this in fact a hate crime. and the investigators looked at not only the facts of the case as far as the actual crime is concerned, but we also looked at a motive. and during the course of the investigation, we uncovered absolutely nothing that indicated that this would be a hate crime. >> reporter: john champion has no idea what the motive was. the sheriffs inv
's an opportunity generally. here he is, here is a point of view that disagree was that. john harris and jonathan martin wrote in politico that obama's speech was an argument for liberal causes. quote, it demonstrated there are more people on his side, immigrants, minorities, liberal-minded young people and women, beneficiaries of big government, than there are on the other side, older whites, cultural traditionalists, wealthy and upper middle class earners, who recoil at what they see as the remorseless expansion of government and resent being stuck with the bill. i don't believe every bit of rights extended to people carries a price tag. i think you can give opportunity to gay people, to minorities, to young people, to all kinds of people. that doesn't mean, oh, somebody else isn't getting it. i don't buy that, and also somebody else is going to have to pay for it. i think that's an economic way of looking at -- perhaps an accounting way of looking at it in a way i don't buy. your thoughts. >> i often think they're thinking about ultimately it's power. where is the power situated in the country
: an ad put up by a group set up by michael bloomberg, who was at an event on monday a johns hopkins and he talked about this issue and he said he wanted president obama to sidestep congress. if you're interested in watching an old thing, go to our website, c-span.org. we covered the two days at johns hopkins university about gun- control. we're asking all of you this morning, do you support the president taking executive action on gun-control measures? we want to get your thoughts. we will keep going for about 15 more minutes. some other news as well, here is the state newspaper this morning, courtesy of the newseum. it says former governor mark sanford is planning a return to politics with a run for congress. that's in south carolina. and this headline in the aiken standard -- then, on the debt ceiling debate, the ways and means chairman has announced there will be hearings on this on january 22. they will be taking a look and that. also in the newspapers this morning, here's the "washington times with this headline -- " he will be our guest coming up, the top democrat on the ways
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just jacksons. you can get washingtons and lincolns, too. >>> good morning. i'm john muller, in for rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. in his much-anticipated interview with oprah winfrey, lance armstrong called himself a flawed character. he also said he deserves condemnation after more than a decade of lying about using performance-enhancing drugs. >> as neal karlinsky reports, armstrong described cheating as part of his job. >> reporter: even though we knew it was coming, hearing lance armstrong saying it out loud was surreal. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: so, why admit it now? armstrong blamed the momentum of his own story. >> this is too late. it's too late for probably most people. and that's my fault. you know, i've used this situation as one, big l repeated a lot of times. >> lance armstrong just confirmed he's tour de france win. >> reporter: the icon who transcended sports, hung around wit
] indeed. are you in good hands? >>> at the top of the show, we asked you, why are you awake? producer john tower has at least one answer. >> we have carol in from gree greensbo greensboro, north carolina. i love the show. i've been an early riser forever. as long as i'm up, i might as well watch the news and learn something. so here i am watching cnbc. >> rub your eyes and grab the coffee because i am on msnbc. stay tuned because "morning joe" starts right now. >>> there's a lot of tragedy here. there's a lot of sorrow here. but the thing i am most sad of, sad about, is -- sorry -- that the single most trusting human being i've ever met will never be able to trust in the same way again in his life. that's an incredible tragedy. >> oh, dear lord. >> i am completely confused. >> oh, dear lord. >> top of the hour, 6:00 on the east coast. good morning. it's thursday, january 17th. my mom's birthday's coming up. don't let me forget. with us, we have the president on the council on foreign relations, richard haass, very appropriate. what we're about to talk about. msnbc political analyst, richar
of the judiciary committee, congressman john conyers and the chair of our gun violence prevention task force congressman mike thompson. we thank you, mike, for your leadership. we are also joined by our distinguished whip, steny hoyer. with that i'm going to yield to steny for a moment and then to our co-chairs. >> i thank you very much, madam leader, and chairman andrews on the steering committee for scheduling this. obviously critically and very timely hearing and look forward to hearing from the witnesses. clearly all of us as the president indicated in his talk today and presentation of his program and signing of executive orders, we all feel the urgency of responding to the dangers that our communities confront when the distribution of guns and large capacity magazines and with the status of our mental health observations of folks who ought not have guns and make sure we know who is getting weapons of great danger to our community. so i appreciate the witnesses. i welcome them. it is obviously an extraordinarily timely hearing. witness the attendance and interest of the media and the pu
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